SKELETON BONES, MORE THAN A THOUSAND YEARS OLD, WILL CONVERSE WITH HAZRAT MAHDI (AS). (Mikyaal al-Makaarem, Vol. 1, pp. 223-224)
The piece of information provided by the hadith indicates that Hazrat Mahdi (as) will deal with fossils, that he will prove the fact of Creation by means of fossils. He will abolish disbelief and deviance; irreligious, materialist and Darwinist system by means of these old fossils.
It is clearly understood that while proving the invalidity of materialism and Darwinism, Hazrat Mahdi (as) will benefit from bones older than a thousand years, that is, fossils dating back to millions of years. The hadith indicates that, literally by the language of their state, fossils will give the message, “Hujjat Mahdi (as), we are a proof from Allah; you can communicate people by showing us as proofs that we have not evolved, but remained the same, unchanged since the first Creation,” and Hazrat Mahdi (as) will explain this fact to people by means of photographs, essays, books, video films and documents in which unearthed fossils are used.
Another name of Hazrat Mahdi (as) is “the one who brings proof” that is “Hujjat”. Hujjat Mahdi (as) will speak with hujjat (proof). Allah will grant this opportunity to him and each one of the bones of living beings will become a proof (hujjat) for Hazrat Mahdi (as).
Hazrat Mahdi (as) will employ each one of these fossils against the atheist, materialist and Darwinists of that time, as irrefutable, absolute proof (hujjat) and thus will defeat Darwinists and completely abolish irreligious materialist system.
Bediuzzaman Said Nursi also mentioned in his works that the first duty of Hazrat Mahdi (as) is to demolish the “materialist and naturalist plague”, in other words the idea of materialism and Darwinism based on the denial of Allah and make it completely ineffective:
And he [Hazrat Mahdi (as)] will have three major duties; First: Under the effect of science and philosophy, and the contagious plague known as materialism and naturalism, and its SPREAD AMONG PEOPLE, HE WILL FIRST OF ALL SAVE THE FAITH IN SUCH A WAY AS TO SILENCE PHILOSOPHY AND MATERIALSIM…(Bediuzzaman Said Nursi, Emirdag Addendum, p. 259)